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Xav de Matos is responsible for the management, acquisition, and development of feature-length content on Joystiq.

In his eight years in the industry, Xav has produced content for AOL GameDaily, Joystiq, GamePro Magazine, Shacknews and was a co-host on Weekend Confirmed.

Xav de Matos's Latest Posts

Best of the Rest: Xav's picks of 2014

ATTENTION: The year 2014 has concluded its temporal self-destruct sequence. If you are among the escapees, please join us in salvaging and preserving the best games from the irradiated chrono-debris. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Set aside your cries of it being a glorified demo; you'll...

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Joystiq Top 10 of 2014: Far Cry 4

ATTENTION: The year 2014 has concluded its temporal self-destruct sequence. If you are among the escapees, please join us in salvaging and preserving the best games from the irradiated chrono-debris. Far Cry 4 tells the story of a despondent man visiting a foreign land, just as hopeless, to fulf...

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Off the Grid: Golem Arcana

Following its successful Shadowrun revival Kickstarter, developer Harebrained Schemes set its sights on a new crowdfunded project: a miniature tabletop game and mobile app hybrid. That game is Golem Arcana, which launched earlier this year. Utilizing an infrared stylus and specialty app, pla...

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Xbox Live, PSN suffer outages in apparent denial of service attack [Update]

Update: In a tweet early this morning, PlayStation support wrote: "PS4, PS3, and Vita network services are gradually coming back online – thanks for your patience." Save for some apps experiencing issues, Xbox Live appears to have been cleared of connectivity problems. Original Post: The G...

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Gaming off the grid: Video game-inspired board games

If you're looking for family fun but don't want to stray too far from the video game franchises you know and love, tabletop gaming may be the perfect alternative for you this holiday season. While there are countless (and not very entertaining) licensed board games available at big box retailers...

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2K discounts iOS XCOM: Enemy Within, BioShock, Civ Rev 2

Warm yourself by the holiday fire with a blanket, a warm cup of cocoa and a good discounted mobile app. Publisher 2K games is offering its biggest apps for discounted prices beginning today, including savings on Civilization Revolution 2 for $7.99 (down from $14.99), BioShock for $4.99 (down fro...

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Code Name: STEAM video preview

In 2015, developer Intelligent Systems invites you through a tour of history where Abraham Lincoln teams up with the likes of The Cowardly Lion and Tom Sawyer to battle aliens in a steampunk-powered world. See what happens when you miss history class?! Code Name: STEAM arrives on the 3DS on...

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November NPD: Xbox One leads consoles, Call of Duty tops software

Overall retail sales for new hardware, software and accessories saw an 11 percent drop in November 2014, versus the same reported period last year. For most of 2014, software sale declines have offset year-over-year hardware spending, however, this November, "hardware declines totaled $294 million ...

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PSN Tuesday: Game of Thrones, The Crew, Secret Ponchos

Ask your parents or significant other to pack you a basket of sandwiches, because you have an entire country to drive across in Ubisoft's The Crew, now available on the PlayStation Store for $59.99 (standard edition). If you prefer to travel within a fictional realm, the first episode of Telltale's...

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Assassin's Creed Rogue review: Avast ye, clone!

PS3, Xbox 360 Here are just some of the things you can do in Assassin's Creed Rogue: climb a tower, hunt a whale, hide in a haystack, steer a ship in a storm, stick a sword through a man's eye socket, air-assassinate a fox, fight off a boarding party. If the opening of this review sounds mostl...

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